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Sunday, 21 December 2014

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Cumbrian man was drug courier, Carlisle court told

A Workington man acted as a drugs courier, a court heard.

James Moore, 33, is accused of travelling out of Cumbria to transport substances in a wider criminal enterprise. His alleged role in this was outlined as his trial alongside another man continued at Carlisle Crown Court.

The trial earlier heard that police surveillance was used to crack a gang intent on supplying drugs on an industrial scale.

Ten members of the gang have already admitted their guilt. But the trial was told this did not automatically mean Moore and the other man on trial were also guilty.

Moore, of the town's Forge Hill Park, denies assisting in the supply of class A or B drugs.

He is accused alongside Dale Cooke, 32, of Reins Road in Brighouse, Yorkshire, who denies conspiracy to supply class A drugs between May and July 2013.

Alex Leach, prosecuting, said: “James Moore acted as a courier.”

Cooke, he added, supplied cocaine.

“Both of these defendants deny any involvement in these offences,” added Mr Leach.

The trial earlier heard that police tracked the movements of several gang members on June 11 last year.

Officers used the radio towers used by their mobile phones as well as information from seized devices.

The trial continues.

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